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June Judkins Martin

June Judkins Martin, 56, of East Wakefield, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.

She was born June 14, 1942 in Effingham, the daughter of the late Warren and Mary Edwards Judkins. She had resided in Wakefield for many years, having come from Effingham.

A housewife and mother, she had also worked as a cook at the Coocoo's Nest Restaurant in East Wakefield. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially flower gardening.

Her family includes her husband, James D. Martin, Sr. of East Wakefield; four children: Robert Lee Morrill, Sr. of Effingham, Daniel P. Morrill, Sr. of Kearsarge, Diana L. Martin of East Wakefield, and April M. Sprague of Conway; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Judkins of Manchester and Lee R. Judkins of Caribou, Maine; five sisters, Eva Brown of Lebanon, Maine, Pauline Wilson of Sanford, Maine, Mabel Berry of Effingham, Mildred Dineen of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Sue Rogers of Effingham; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Lee Sprague.

A family graveside service will be held on Monday at the Center Effingham Cemetery. Arrangements are by the C.E. Peaslee and Son Funeral Home, Wakefield Road, Sanbornville.

John B. Hartnett, Sr.

John B. Hartnett, Sr., 77, of North Conway, died on April 26, 1999 at the Merriman House in North Conway, following a long illness. He was born in Alton, Ill. and was the son of Daniel and Dorothea O'Connell Hartnett.

Mr. Hartnett served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he was a member of the 29th Bomb Squadron. He worked for several major oil companies prior to moving to Lynnfield, Mass. in 1960, where he was Division Manager of Merit Oil Company, and later Northeast Petroleum. In 1976 the family moved to North Conway, and owned and operated Harcot, Inc. for 12 years.

His family includes his wife of 52 years, Juanita Hartnett of North Conway; his son and daughter-in-law, John, Jr. and Jane Hartnett of Eaton; his brother, Daniel J. Hartnett of Nashville, Tenn.; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

At the request of his family, services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Cross or the Salvation Army.

Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Roger Clinton Rivet

Roger Clinton Rivet, 62, died in his home on April 26, 1999, after a long illness.

He was born December 19, 1936, in Claremont, the son of the late Albert and Florence Herrick Rivet.

He resided in Claremont until 1944, at which time he moved to Laconia. In 1984 Roger moved to the home of Robert and Donna Sawyer.

Roger attended the Assembly of God Church in Fryeburg, Maine.

His family includes his brothers, Brian Rivet of Claremont and Barry Rivet of Lombard, Ill.; his sisters, Sandra Rivet of Claremont and Sheila Woodhams of Newport; and his "extended family" of the Sawyer home, Robert and Donna Sawyer, Irving Brown, Edgar Richard, Peter Farrell, Mavis Stone, Judy Ward, and Susan MacDonald.

He was predeceased by a sister, Sherri DavisA memorial service will be celebrated at the Assembly of God Church, Drift Road, Fryeburg, Maine, on Thursday at 3 p.m.

Sebastiana Louise Brennan

Sebastiana Louise Brennan, 84, of Readfield, Maine and formerly of Conway, N.H. and Columbus, Ohio, died on Sunday, April 25, 1999.

Her family includes her children, Margaret Belli, Joseph Brennan, James Brennan, Daniel Brennan, Mary Ann Watson, Eileen Sims, Susan Brennan, and Kathleen Hounsell; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. Brennan; her parents, Paulo and Gavina Chessa; and sisters Margaret Casti and Angelina Judy.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the John Quint and Sons Funeral Home, 1177 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. A prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. with a funeral mass being celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 893 Hamlet St. Columbus, Ohio. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Columbus.

Friends who wish may contribute to Sacred Heart Church, 893 Hamlet St. Columbus, Ohio, 43201.

Francis Stanislaus Gospodarek, Jr.

Francis Stanislaus Gospodarek, Jr., 68, of Eaton, died quickly and quietly at his home on April 23, 1999 of lung cancer, following a two year remission.

He was born in Adams, Mass., November 13, 1931, the son of Dr. Francis S. and Carmella Baczkowski Gospodarek. He was a 1954 graduate of Georgetown University, and served on active duty as an Intelligence Specialist at the Pentagon during the Korean conflict. As an Eastern European Intelligence Analyst at the CIA, he was on the Cuban Missile Crisis team advising President Kennedy, and subsequently edited the President's Daily Brief, a 24-hour compilation of international news and intelligence affecting national security, which was delivered to the White House each morning.

During this time, he and his family resided in Rockville, Md., where he was active in civic affairs, particularly Citizens for Good Government, and he sang bass in St. Mary's and Unitarian church choirs. He was then posted to Army Affairs for three years at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Germany, where he and his family enjoyed the opportunities to travel throughout western Europe.

In 1979 he "retired" to Eaton Center where he and his wife were innkeepers of the Palmer House Inn for ten years and he was also elected to two terms on the board of selectmen. After the sale of the inn, he became a reporter for the short-lived daily Carroll County Independent newspaper, and then editor of the weekly Carroll County Independent until his second retirement a year ago.

His family includes his mother, of Makawao, Hawaii; his wife, Mary Patricia Brosnan Gospodarek; a son, John, of West Yellowstone, Mont.; four daughters, Mary Ellen of Eaton, Gail Moody of Easton, Elizabeth Gospodarek-Chase of Royalston, Mass., and Irene McGhee of Springfield, Va.; a brother, Andrew, of Columbia, Md.; and nine grandchildren.

He will be laid to rest with full military honors next to his infant son, Francis, III, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. at 2 p.m. on May 7. A celebration of his life will be held in the Little White Church in Eaton at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Little White Church, Eaton, NH 03832.

Michael G. Roberts

Michael G. Roberts, 30 of Bartlett, died on April 25, 1999 at his home, following a long battle with cancer. He was born in North Conway.

Mr. Roberts was a lifelong resident of Bartlett. He graduated from Kennett High School, Class of 1987, and was a Bartlett Road Agent for two years. For the past six years, he worked for the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and was also self-employed in property maintenance. Mr. Roberts was an extremely dedicated firefighter with the Bartlett and Jackson Fire Departments for many years.

The family includes his father and stepmother, Lynn and Judith Roberts of Glen; his mother and stepfather, Jane Moody Roberts and Roger R. Labbe of Intervale; his paternal grandfather, Freda P. Roberts of Glen; two brothers, L. Patrick Roberts also of Glen, and Mark Andrew Roberts of Tampa, Florida; a sister, Dianne M. Roberts of North Conway; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m., at the Glen Community Baptist Church in Glen, with the Rev. William R. Stockhaus, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Glen Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Donations in Mr. Roberts' memory may be sent to the Bartlett Fire Department, P.O. Box 104, Glen, NH 03838.

Mary Louise Almy

Mary Louise Almy, 75, of Fryeburg, died April 26, 1999 at her home, surrounded by family and friends. She was born October 25, 1923 in New York City, the daughter of the late Charles and Louise Boswell Smith. She graduated from Kimberly School in Montclair, New Jersey, and earned a BA in art from Hollins College, Virginia.

Mrs. Almy married Charles Brooks Almy in August, 1945. As the wife of a naval submarine officer, she indulged her love of travel. The Almys lived in or traveled to most parts of the world.

Mrs. Almy was a longtime resident of Coronado, California, and The Sea Ranch, California, before moving to Fryeburg to be near her son and family. She championed the arts and animal welfare. She supported a number of museums and the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. She was an avid reader and collector of art and "treasures."

Her family includes her son, Bill Almy of Fryeburg, his wife, Jeanette; a daughter, Joann Morgan of California, her husband David; and three grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca Almy, and Hannah Morgan.

Mrs. Almy will be buried at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Almy family invites friends to join them in celebration of her life at her home on Wednesday evening, between the hours of six and eight o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Almy's memory may be made to the C.A. Snow School PTA Playground Fund, the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Inc. or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg.

Jeanette V. Pollard

Jeanette V. Pollard, 65, of Fish Street in Fryeburg, died April 24, 1999, at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Bridgton following a long, courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Poland July 10, 1933, the daughter of Manley and Jenny Winslow Strout, and she was educated in Mechanic Falls and Lewiston. She lived in Fryeburg most of her life and worked many years as a CNA at Hicks Nursing Home. She was a member of Stow Baptist Church, and Fryeburg and Chatham Historical Society. She also served as past president of the Kezar Lake Senior Citizens. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, genealogy, traveling, family and friends.

She was predeceased by two husbands, Willie A. Mann, in 1980, and Henry M. Pollard Jr., in 1988; a son, John, in 1981; her father and two brothers, James and Burt.

Her family includes her mother, of Oxford; four sons, Arthur Mann, of Bridgton, Alan Mann, of Stow, and William Mann and James Mann, both of North Fryeburg; three daughters, Vivian Perry, of North Fryeburg, and Roberta Haley and Janet Risch, both of Fryeburg; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and six step-children.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Stow Baptist Church, with the Pastor Kenneth Hinkley officiating. Burial will be at the Bemis Cemetery, Fryeburg Harbor.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Stow Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Mary R. Hart

Mary R. Hart, 74, of River Street in Fryeburg and formerly of Bath, Maine, died April 23, 1999, at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Bridgton.

She was born in Bath, a daughter of John J. and Rita Comeau Mulcahy. She attended Bath schools and graduated from Deering High School in 1943.

In February of 1944, she married John H. Hart Sr. Mrs. Hart owned and operated a beautician shop in Bath for several years and was co-owner of John's Place in Bath. She worked as a clerk for the public works department in Bath, retiring in 1987.

In 1988, she moved to Fryeburg, where she lived with her long-time companion, Dennis Emery. She enjoyed spending time with Mr. Emery, her family and her grandchildren. She also enjoyed collecting antiques.

Surviving are three sons, Jack Hart, Daniel Hart and Michael Hart, all of Bath; three sisters, Rita Bennett, of Bath, Laura McCourt, of Brunswick, and Patricia Dail, of California; and six grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be today, Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mayo Curtis and Hill Funeral Home, 819 High Street, in Bath. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lincoln Street, Bath, with Rev. Joseph McKenna officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath.

A gathering will be held in the basement of St. Mary's Catholic Church following burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fryeburg Rescue in Fryeburg, Maine.

Susan Emily English-Maloney

Susan Emily English-Maloney, 49, of Jackson, died on April 21, 1999 at the Merriman House in North Conway, following a long illness. She was born in Melrose, Mass. on February 18, 1950, and was the daughter of Lewis and Constance Whitcomb English.

Ms. English-Maloney attended Melrose, Mass and Westford, Mass. schools. She graduated from Westford Academy, and earned degrees from Colby Junior College and Brown University. She resided in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, and most recently, New Hampshire. She was active in the community, in artistic, equestrian, environmental, nature, and other outdoor pursuits. She most recently managed the Jackson House Bed and Breakfast with Peter Hill.

Her family includes four children, Molley Maloney of Washington, D.C., Brandy Maloney and Timothy Maloney, both of Coalinga, Calif., and Lauren O'Connell of North Conway; her mother, Constance English of Westford, Mass.; a brother, Andrew English of Chelmsford, Mass.; and a sister, Betsey Hodge of West Haven, Conn.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Jackson Community Church in Jackson, with the Rev. Donald Graves officiating. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Phyllis A. Henry

Phyllis A. Henry, 84, of Bartlett, died on April 20, 1999 at her home, following a long illness. She was born in Union, and was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Tuttle Colbert.

Mrs. Henry lived in North Conway for over 50 years before moving to Bartlett in 1972. She was a cook at Nereledge Inn and The Farm on West Side Road, and worked at the Carriage Inn. She was also a charter member of the North Conway American Legion Post 95 Ladies Auxiliary.

Her family includes two sons, Frederick A. Henry of Jackson and Roderick Henry of Redstone; three grandsons, Jay Henry of Jackson and Chip Henry and Neil Henry, both of Redstone; a sister, Betty C. Cardinal of North Conway; a brother, James Colbert of Reading, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur E. Henry, in 1985.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bartlett Village Cemetery in Bartlett. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the Bartlett-Jackson Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 422, Glen, NH 03838. Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Philip L. Perry

Philip L. Perry, 83, of Conway, died on April 20, 1999 at the Merriman House in North Conway, following a long illness. He was born in Alton, and was the son of Phelon and Maude Jewett Perry.

Mr. Perry grew up in Haverhill and Piermont, and had lived in Conway since 1945. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Okinawa. He worked for Gordon Burke & Sons in North Conway, C. Profenno and Company of Portland, Maine, and was a retired carpenter. Mr. Perry was also a 51-year member of the Ralph W. Shirley Post 46 of the American Legion, and a member of the Carroll County Fish, Game and Shooting Club, and the Haverhill Historical Society.

His family includes a son, Alvin Perry of Conway; three daughters, Lorraine Hackett, Judith Maxfield, and Karen Perry, all of Conway; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn Merrill Perry, in 1993; and a son, Kenneth Perry, in 1990.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, with the Rev. Sean Dunker-Bendigo officiating. Burial will be in the Ladd Street Cemetery, in Haverhill, New Hampshire, at 1 p.m. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. also at the funeral home. Donations in Mr. Perry's memory may be made to the Carroll County Fish Game and Shooting Club, P.O. Box 1034, Conway, NH 03818

William P. Lemerise

William P. Lemerise, 74, of Gorham, died Thursday, April 15, 1999 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Berlin on August 17, 1924, the son of William E. and Marnie King Lemerise, and had lived in Berlin until 1981 when he moved to Fryeburg, Maine. He resided in Fryeburg until June, 1998 when he moved to Gorham.
Mr. Lemerise was a graduate of Berlin High School, class of 1941, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; a member of White Mountain VFW Post 2520 in Berlin, and was an avid gardener.

Prior to his retirement in 1993 he was employed as a salesman for North Country Wholesale in North Conway.

His family includes his wife, Claire Boucher Lemerise of Gorham; a son, William T. Lemerise of Gorham; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Lemerise of Bowling Green, Kentucky; three sisters, Edna Durdan, Louise Callahan and Jeanne Jackson, all of South Portland, Maine; a foster daughter, Vandai Diem Vo and her children, Minh Vo and Tamdan Vo, all of Rockville, Md.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday morning, April 24, at 11 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade Street, Gorham. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham.

Anyone who wishes may contribute to the AVH Home Health and Hospice Services, 59 Page Hill Road, Berlin, NH 03570, in his memory.

Rev. C. Weston Jones

Rev. C. Weston Jones, 82, of Bedford, Mass. died April 17, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.

He was born in Durham, Maine, the son of Charles and Laura Little Jones. He graduated from Lisbon Falls High School and from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass. He lived in Fryeburg for 39 years and was pastor in Fryeburg Harbor, Hiram, Denmark, Brownfield, Conway and Center Conway. He moved from Fryeburg to Hamilton, Mass., and had lived in New Bedford for the past 11 years.

His family includes his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Hall Jones, of New Bedford; six sons, F. Woodman Jones, of Portland, Maine, Wendall H. Jones, of Bogota, Colombia, Winston C. Jones and J. Wesley Jones, both of Boston, C. Weldon Jones, of Arden Hill, Minn., and Webster N. Jones, of Fryeburg; two daughters, Barbara Crowley, of Quincy, Mass., and Brenda Shepherd, of New Bedford, Mass.; four brothers, Harold Jones, of Raymond, Maine, Laurel Jones, of Venice, Fla., Irving Jones, of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Floyd Jones, of Troy, Mich.; one sister, Winnifred Moore, of Lewiston; several grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Bradley Memorial Methodist Church in Fryeburg Harbor. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, North Fryeburg.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Bradley Memorial Methodist Church, c/o Pat Wales, RR 1 Box 121, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.

Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Irving T. Chandler

Irving T. Chandler, 75, Fryeburg, died April 16, 1999, at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Bridgton.

He was born in Sweden, the son of Leslie and Addie Littlefield Chandler, and he was educated in Sweden and Lovell schools. He was a World War II Army veteran. He lived in Lovell most of his life, moving to Fryeburg five years ago.

Mr. Chandler worked as a woodsman for Thompson Saw Mill, C.N. Brown Lumber Co. He was caretaker for Richard King III and did carpentry work with Azel Littlefield.

He was a member of Delta Lodge of Masons 153; past commander of Fryeburg-Lovell VFW Post 6783; past president of Kezar Lake Sportsman Club; a member of the Lovell Fire Department and Fryeburg Rescue. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening, and was an avid golfer.

His family includes his wife of 49 years, Phyllis Walker Chandler, of Fryeburg; one son, Stephen Chandler, of South Portland; two daughters, Kathleen Adams and Deborah Jones, both of East Stoneham, Maine; four sisters, Doris Hatch and Betty Hilton, both of Bridgton, Maine, and Joan Andrews and Beulah Holden, both of Harrison, Maine; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two daughters, Norma Louise and Paula Irene; one brother, Robert; and three sisters, Nora Ridlon, Julia Rolfe and Hilda Cannell.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Fryeburg-Lovell VFW Hall in Lovell, with the Rev. Neil Wilson officiating.

Donations in Irving's memory may be made to the Maine Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 1161, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg.

Robert L. Spaulding

Robert L. Spaulding, 65, of Freedom and formerly of Medford, Mass., died Wednesday, April 14, 1999. He was the son of Dorothy Meason Spaulding and the late Edward Spaulding.

A graduate of Medford, Mass. High School, Mr. Spaulding had been owner and operator of the Spaulding Gas and Shop Store in Freedom, former owner of the Spaulding Construction Company in Freedom, served as assistant manager of the Purity Spring Resort in Madison, was employed for a time as a management trainer at the Nichols-McCard Corp. in Bedford, Mass. and and was most recently employed by Down East Seafood in Wolfeboro.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1955 to 1958. He was treasurer of the Freedom Conservation Commission; Freedom area director for the U.S. Census Bureau; former supervising proctor for the Educational Testing Service, and a former volunteer fireman in Freedom.

Along with his mother, of Medford, Mass., his family includes brothers Donald E. Spaulding of Central, Utah and Richard M. Spaulding of Brighton, Colorado; a sister, Jeanne Grant of Wilmingtonm Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held from the A.J. Breslin & Son Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden, Mass. (at the Medford line) on Monday, April 19 at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Medford at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Spaulding's memory may be made to the VA Hospital, 718 Smyth Rd. Manchester, NH 03102.

Hazel M. Leonard

Hazel M. Leonard, 89, of Fryeburg, died Thursday, April 15, 1999 at the Fryeburg Health Care Center. She was born in Franklin, New Hampshire, the daughter of Perley and Cora Bell Keyser Marshall.

She grew up in Potter Place, N.H. and was a graduate of Proctor Academy and Palmer's School of Beauty in Franklin. In 1950 Mrs. Leonard moved to Fryeburg, and with her husband ran Aladdin's Lamp Antique Shop.

Her family includes two daughter, Patricia Chick of Melbourne, Florida and Jacqueline Morgan of Standish, Maine; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Chester Leonard, in 1985.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 21 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg, with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating.

Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

William T. Lindley

William T. Lindley, 87, of Center Ossipee, died April 14, 1999 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro. He was born in Ridgefield, New Jersey, where he lived for many years before moving to Ossipee in 1956. He owned and operated Pine Cove Motel in Ossipee until his retirement in 1977.

Mr. Lindley was U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the Ossipee Rotary Club, as well as the Rodney White Memorial VFW Post 8270, Center Ossipee, and a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Center Ossipee.

Bill loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

His family includes his wife, June Holbrook-Palmer Lindley of Center Ossipee; a daughter, Marie Reizer of Silver Lake; a granddaughter, Kimberly Reizer of Silver Lake; a brother, Herbert Lindley of Rochelle Park, New Jersey; and a sister, Catherine Ettell of Bayville, New Jersey.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Louise Lauber Lindley, and by a son, William E. Lindley.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at noon at St. Joseph's Church, Center Ossipee. Burial will be in the Ossipee Cemetery.
Donations in Mr. Lindley's memory may be made to the VNA/Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.

Arrangements are by Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee.

Richard J. Goff, Sr.

Richard J. Goff, Sr., 83, of Fryeburg, Maine, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at the Mercy Hospital in Portland. He was born in Centredale, Rhode Island, the son of Richard P. and Kathleen Travers Goff.

He graduated from LaSalle Academy in Providence, R.I., and then served a peace-time tour in the United States Army. He came to Fryeburg in 1937 and for over 20 years was sales manager for Gates Rubber Co. He later served as Fryeburg Town Clerk and Tax Collector for several years.

He was a member of the Fryeburg New Church and Pythagorean Lodge of Masons.
Since 1977 he spent winters in Zephyrhills, Florida.

His family includes his wife of 61 years, Audrey Snow Goff of Fryeburg; a son, Richard J. Goff, Jr. of Freedom; two sisters, Shirley Maine of Warwick, R.I. and Mary Ristaino of Easton, Md.; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fryeburg New Church. Donations in Mr. Goff's memory may be made to the New Church Elevator Fund, 4 Oxford St., Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Constance N. Shepherd

Constance N. Shepherd, 75, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute after a long illness.

She was born in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of the late Dwight and Esther Gearwar. Connie graduated from the Faulkner School of Nursing and worked as a nurse for 35 years beginning with the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston.

In 1970 Connie and her husband, Garet, bought the Whittier Cash Market in Tamworth and became involved with many local projects. She was an active member of St. Andrew's Church in Tamworth. She worked on a part-time basis for Huggins Hospital and the Tamworth Community Nurses Association.

After retiring in 1974, she began a second career in real estate sales and was one of the top producers for Hamel Real Estate. Retiring for a second time, Connie and her husband moved to St. Petersburg, Florida.

Besides her husband of 52 years, her family includes a daughter, Vanessa Petrie of St. Petersburg; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Brian.

Services were held in St. Petersburg. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Frederick H. Clark, Jr.

Frederick H. Clark Jr., 69, of Inverness, Fla., died April 9, 1999, at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester following a sudden illness.

He was born in New Brunswick, N.J., and was the son of Frederick and Christina (VanDerkraats) Clark.

Mr. Clark lived in North Conway from 1982 to 1996, and then moved to Florida. He worked for the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department for 25 years, retiring as captain. He and his wife owned the Cottage of Flowers in North Brunswick, N.J., for 17 years.

He was president of the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Clark was also a member of the Hightstown Apollo Lodge No. 041 F&AM of New Jersey; the Crescent Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., of Temple, N.J.; and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Trenton, N.J.

The family includes his wife of 48 years, Florence Z. Clark, of Inverness, Fla.; his daughter, Marsha J. Lombardi, of Whitefield; his son, Nelson R. Clark, of Ocala, Fla.; five grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, with the Rev. William Stockhaus officiating. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours.

Kevin Louis Wight

Kevin Louis Wight, 25, of Fryeburg, died suddenly at his home on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1999. He was born January 23, 1974 in Bridgton, Maine, the son of Allan and Beverly McAlister Wight.

He attended Lovell grammar school and was a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, class of 1992. He enjoyed reading adventure stories, gun books and Civil War stories. He loved to hunt, fish, and target shoot with his father and younger brother.

His family includes his parents, and a brother, Chris, all of Fryeburg; his maternal grandmother, Mary Kimball of Stow, Maine; his paternal grandfather, Lester Wight of North Sebago, Maine; aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

A celebration of Kevin's life for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at the Mountain Valley Pavilion in North Fryeburg. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Gladys E. Russell

Gladys E. Russell, 80, died in her home in East Conway on Monday, April 5, 1999, after a long illness.

Born in Nashua, she was the daughter of the late Charles Russell and Esther Crockett Russell.

Mrs. Russell was a member of the Saco Valley Lanes bowling league and was an avid walker. She attended Assembly of God Church in Fryeburg.

She resided in Laconia from 1925 to 1977 after which time she moved to East Conway.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Thursday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Fryeburg.

Linda J. Davis Lawrence

Linda J. Davis Lawrence, 56, died Friday, April 2, 1999 of a long-term illness. Born in Wolfeboro and raised in Center Ossipee, she was a graduate of Kennett High School and completed studies at Fitchburg State College.

She worked for many years for A.W. Perry Co. in Hingham, Mass., and managed their Exec-U Center. She also managed their Modular Home Park in Kingston, Mass.
She was a twenty-year resident of Hingham, Mass.

Her family includes four daughters, Desiree Lawrence, Tina Dowling, Audrey Lawrence, and Beth Thorne, all of Hingham, Mass; a brother, Merland Davis of Freedom; two nephews, Walter Davis of Tamworth, Alan Davis of Effingham; two nieces, Gloria Yeaton of Merrimack and Joanne Canney of North Conway.

A church service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 172 Main St., Hingham, Mass. at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10. A graveside service will be held in Freedom at a later date.

Lucille A. Lavoie Jamro

Lucille A. Lavoie Jamro, 76, died Sunday, April 4, 1999 at a Concord nursing home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lea Plante Lavoie, and for a long time resided in North Conway, before returning to Manchester. Before her retirement, she had been employed as a cashier for various supermarkets and restaurants.

She was married to Joseph (Mike) Lavoie, who died in 1974.

Family members include two daughters, Joan Szot Sarvai of Manchester, and Beverly Simmons of Jackson; four sons, Richard Szot of Fairfax Station, Va., Mike Jamro, James Jamro and David Jamro, all of Manchester; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. at McHugh Funeral Home, 483 Beech St., corner of Hanover St., Manchester. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice Home, 250 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03302.

Leona M. Danforth

Leona M. Danforth, 84, of Twin Mountain, died on Monday, April 5, 1999 at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster after a long illness. She was born May 30, 1914 in Center Conway, daughter of Orren and Abbie Miller Hamilton.

She lived in North Stratford and Bartlett prior to moving to the Twin Mountain area in 1953. She and her husband, Dwight, made their first home at Fabyan Station, where she worked at the post office. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and crocheting.

She was predeceased by her husband Dwight on July 31, 1981; a a daughter, Madeline Johnson Clark in 1979; and a sister, Marjorie.

Her family includes a daughter, Irene Johnson of Twin Mountain; a sister, Eleanor Smith of Fryeburg, Maine; a grandson, Bruce Johnson of Bethlehem; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Jennifer Johnson; a great-grandchild, Corey Beale.

There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg. Arrangements are by the Ross Funeral Home, Whitefield Chapel.

Robert F. Hunt, Sr.

Robert F. Hunt Sr., 70, of Millis, Mass., died April 3, 1999, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.

Born Oct. 11, 1928, in Boston, he was the son of the late Grace (Quirk) Hunt-Donahue and step-son of the late Jack Donohue. He was educated in the Dorchester Schools. Formerly of South Boston and Medfield, he had been a resident of Millis since 1955. He was a partner and vice president in charge of production and customer relations with the Adolph Bauer Inc. Engraving Co., in Holbrook.

A member, communicant and usher of St. Thomas The Apostle Church in Millis, he was also a U.S. Army World War II veteran, as well as a member of the AMVETS Post 495 in Millis.

The husband of Mary L. (Mueller) Hunt, he is survived by six children, Roberts F. Hunt Jr., and his wife, Dawn, of Fryeburg; Patricia M. Stratton and her husband, Burton, of East Walpole; Richard J. Hunt and his wife, Erin, of Wrentham; Peter E. Hunt and his wife, Beth, of Lakeville; John L. Hunt, of Millis; and Mary G. Brogan and her husband, Michael, of Wrentham; a brother, Edward Hunt, of Quincy; a sister, Jeanne Connolly, of Sandwich; a step-sister, Mary MacIntyre, of Dorchester; 13 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, John Hunt, and a grandson, Samuel Logan Hunt.
A funeral mass will be celebrated tomorrow, Tuesday, at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, 82 Exchange Street, Millis. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Millis.

Visiting hours are today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 90 Curve Street, Millis. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Thomas Church, Attn.: Rev. Chambers, 111 Exchange Street, Millis, Mass. 02054.


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